Guess The Tree – Will You Need All Eight Clues?

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Embark on an exploration of texture and hue, silhouette and shape.

Each photograph holds a secret, a fragment of the greater whole.

Will you decipher the signs and reveal the noble tree that stands behind these natural clues?

Clue 1

Gaze upon the gentle armor, thin and fine, with a greyish-brown hue as if touched by time. Each crack and crevice tells a silent tale, a testament to time’s detail.

Can you name the bearer of this soft bark, standing unassumingly in the park?

GTT 2 Clue 1

Clue 2

Scattered beneath the canopy, a seed pod tough as leather, its duty to protect and nourish now lies dormant amidst the underbrush. This sturdy guardian once housed life’s potent promise—now it awaits the curious gaze of a knowing eye.

From which tree did this steadfast vessel fall, now silent in the dappled light?

GTT 2 Clue 2

Clue 3

Cradled among the leaves, you’ll find green gems that dangle with a tender promise, swaying softly with the breeze. They are the nurturing cradles of life, not yet ready to reveal their precious contents.

Can you guess the mother tree, offering these green pearls of potential, soon to grace the earth below?

GTT 2 Clue 3
Image by Fern Berg for Tree Vitalize

Clue 4

Suspended in a quiet moment, a single pod, darkened and firm, offers a silent ode to the cycles of growth. With a shell crafted by the sun’s embrace, it harbors the whisper of seeds, the tree’s hidden treasure.

Which tree casts these hardy baubles from its outstretched limbs, a testament to the resilience of life?

GTT 2 Clue 4
Image by Fern Berg for Tree Vitalize

Clue 5

In a dance of light and shadow, delicate leaves weave a tapestry of tranquility, their fern-like fronds a testament to nature’s intricate design. Amidst the garden’s chorus, they perform a silent symphony of green, whispering secrets of the soil and sky.

Which tree spreads this verdant canopy overhead, a haven of cool shade and quiet beauty?

GTT 2 Clue 5

Clue 6

As the days grow shorter and the light takes on a golden hue, so too does this tree don a cloak of autumn’s finest yellow. Each leaf, a small sunbeam captured amidst the branches, hints at the coming change.

Which tree stands before us, transformed, its feathery leaves now a celebration of the season’s warm embrace?

Clue 7

Look up to a canopy adorned with nature’s own regalia, where clusters of lavender blooms grace the tree with royal charm. From afar, their splendor is a whisper of the feast for the eyes that awaits at a closer glance.

What tree dons these floral crowns, each a jewel against the canvas of green?

GTT 2 Clue 7
Image by Fern Berg for Tree Vitalize

Clue 8 – Last Chance!

Take a closer gaze where purple blossoms gather in lush clusters, their beauty unmissable against the green foliage. Each bunch is a splash of color that nature has painted with a generous hand.

Which tree is adorned with these elegant floral drapes, so vivid against the leaves’ verdant backdrop?

GTT 2 Clue 8
Image by Fern Berg for Tree Vitalize

Did You Guess the Tree?

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Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)

The Jacaranda, with its violet crown, reigns supreme, a majestic spectacle of floral wonder that lines the avenues and dots the parks.

From its puzzle of bark to the green pods that hold tomorrow’s bloom, each clue has led to this: a canopy of lavender splendor, the Jacaranda mimosifolia, in its springtime throne.

Jacaranda mimosifolia
Image by Fern Berg for Tree Vitalize

Want More?

If you enjoyed unraveling the puzzle of this tree, I have another for you in all its majesty.

Follow this path to begin your next journey through foliage, flowers, and bark!

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Fern Berg - Founder

Expert Gardener & Horticulturist in Training

Fern has planted and currently cares for over 100 different native and exotic fruit, nut, and ornamental trees. She also cultivates an extensive vegetable garden, several flower gardens and cares for an ever-growing happy family of indoor plants. Fern has a special interest in biodynamic farming, food production and closed loop agriculture. Fern founded Tree Vitalize to help guide others with an interest in tree planting, identification and care.

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